Alliance For democracy In Iran

Please have a look at my other weblog, Iran Democracy -



Shahanshah Aryameher


Iranian Freedom Fighters UNITE

Friday, December 21, 2007

Gates On Iranian Threat

Gates On Iranian Threat (MP3) --Listen to Gates On Iranian Threat (MP3) -- Gates On Iranian Threat (Real Player) - Download --Listen to Gates On Iranian Threat (Real Player)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke at a regional security conference in Manama, Bahrain, shortly after the publication of a new U.S. intelligence report. Secretary Gates says the report shows why Iran's nuclear program remains a matter of deep concern:
“The report expresses with greater confidence than ever that Iran did have a nuclear weapons program – developed secretly, kept hidden for years, and in violation of its international obligations. It reports that they do continue their nuclear enrichment program, an essential long lead-time component of any nuclear weapons program. It states that they do have the mechanisms still in place to restart their program. And the [national intelligence] estimate is explicit that Iran is keeping its options open and could restart its nuclear weapons program at any time – I would add, if it has not done so already.” Secretary Gates noted, too, Iran's continued development of medium-range ballistic missiles that are "not particularly cost effective unless equipped with warheads carrying weapons of mass destruction. And he spoke about the next steps the international community should take and highlighted the continuing threat from Iran. "While we must keep all our options open," he said, "the United States and the international community must continue – and intensify – our economic, financial, and diplomatic pressures on Iran to suspend enrichment and to agree to verifiable arrangements that can prevent that country from resuming its nuclear weapons program at a moment's notice – at the whim of its military leaders. That should be a matter of grave concern to every government in the world." Mr. Gates additionally cited Iran’s funding and training of militia groups in Iraq; its shipment of lethal weapons and technology to both Iraq and Afghanistan; and the Iranian government’s ongoing support of terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas.
"Let us continue to work together," said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, "to take the necessary peaceful but effective measures necessary to bring a long-term change of policies in Tehran.”

The 'axis of evil' today
Bush bats 1-for-3 against 'axis of evil' The News Tribune, Washington 09:38
Good luck talking to Tehran The Toronto Star 09:31
Bush haters miscast NIE's Iran assessment Ventura County Star, California 08:06
U.K. prime minister says sanctions against Iran still necessary The Canadian Press 07:37
'Axis of evil'? Bush faces a 1-1-1 record Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia 07:21
Fantasyland for Poker Diplomacy: Iran OhmyNews International 07:21
US confirms release of Iranian in Iraq IranMania News 06:53
Charles Krauthammer: Updating the axis of evil Press-Telegram, California 06:28
Iran 'could restart nuclear programme' Gulf News 05:11
Iraq's defanged but Iran, North Korea remain rabid Boston Herald 05:08
US releases Iranian prisoner held in Iraq Today's Zaman 05:08
After NIE, More BMD The Weekly Standard 05:07
Evidence of China's rise everywhere in 2007 03:24
US Commander Asks Iran to Stop Bomb Supplies to Iraq, Afghanistan Voice of America 03:01
US hits at Iran China oil deal 02:29
Dubai gets the message as US steps up Iran sanctions pressure 02:29
Dubai getting message on Iran sanctions 02:29
US hits at Chinese Tehran oil deal 02:11
The Case for Talking to Tehran Scoop 00:44 US can do little to help its citizens detained in... Pravda 10:30
Americans glimpse the "real" Iran Daily News Egypt 00:33
POLITICS-SAUDI ARABIA: Iran Polls Better Than U.S. Inter Press Service News Agency 01:49

No comments: